We were invited to view a lovely Julia Donaldson exhibition, A Squash and a Squeeze at Gas Hall at Birmingham museum and Art Gallery. Followed by a viewing of Room On The Broom at Birmingham Town Hall.
We had a wonderful day. We arrived at the exhibition nice and early and were first in which was nice because it soon became quite crowded. We spent two hours walking around and interacting with all the exhibits. All our Julia Donaldson favourites were there including the Gruffalo, Tiddler, Cave Baby and A Squash and a Squeeze to name a few.
In the central room there was a big tree to play in and a wonderful stage for the children to act out their own stories. There were lots of dressing up costumes and the girls really loved it there. I think I may have a couple of thespians on my hands. The Little Man was less interested in dressing up but did enjoy playing in with the music box, although I don’t think he was supposed to pull all the buttons out, eek! (luckily, they easily pushed back in again, no damage done, phew! Little Monster)
The littlies loved the Squash and a Squeeze houses. One was empty except for a little furniture, the other was full of animals just like in the story. Star loved the cow on the table.